French Revolution

Maga’haga reign of terror | Letters to the Editor

Guam’s most recent executive decree on Mandatory Maga’haga Vaccination is expected to send shivers down the spine of everyone, whether or not they are vaccinated. Mandatory punishments for those who wish to exercise autonomy over their own bodies are nothing but a precedent for new restrictions waiting to be imposed on anyone who opposes anything that goes against the agenda ...

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Obituary: Henry C. Adams – Portland Press Herald

Henry C. Adams CAP ELIZABETH – Henry C. Adams, 100, passed away peacefully at Maine Veterans’ Home in Scarborough surrounded by his family on Friday August 13, 2021. He lived a fulfilled life that embodied “the greatest generation.” Henry was born April 18, 1921, in Providence, RI, to Carroll E. and Dorothy French Adams. He grew up in Pawtucket, RI, ...

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Gruesome Guillotine Experiments – including a decapitated head that “blinked for 30 seconds”

Doctor Joseph-Ignace Guillotin advocated fairness. While he campaigned for years against the death penalty – arguing that prisoners should instead undergo medical experiments – he believed that if executions were to take place, the deaths should be quick and relatively painless. The French Revolution was meant to be a matter of equality, and the famous physician also felt it was ...

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Hunger in the Earth | The Guardian Nigeria News

Image depicting a hungry Nigerian family There is hunger in the country. Real hunger. Hungry for food. Hungry for truth. Security hunger. Hunger to be reassured that the Nigerian dream does not go away in no time. Hungry for heroes, real heroes. Hunger for true religion. Hunger for stability. Hunger for ethnic harmony. Hungry for the rise of true leaders. ...

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How Napoleon put Croatia on the path to independence

August 10, 2021 – The fascinating French road from Brela in Dalmatia actually leads nowhere. But, although unfinished, it is an incredible reminder of the modern era that Napoleon’s short reign ushered in. He put Croatia on the path to independence. Some of Croatia’s best heritages today are the remnants of the empires that once ruled here. Roman arches and ...

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Spotlight on focused ultrasound at the EAN Congress

While focused ultrasound is by no means a whole new innovation in neurotherapy – having first been deployed in the 1950s, if not earlier, for therapeutic and non-invasive purposes – the emergence of guidance Using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and other new technologies have dramatically increased their applications since the turn of the century, and the potential unrealized uses it ...

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Filipino housewife’s cookbook wins international award

Author Juana Manahan Yupangco was told that her cookbook would be more appealing to the mass market if there was one person on the cover. Nutrition advocate and writer Juana Manahan Yupangco’s budget cookbook, “Mesa ni Misis,” sounds like David vs. the Goliaths from expensive books by Michelin-starred chefs. “Mesa ni Misis” is one of the four winners of the ...

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The inspiring colorful arrows of the hollyhock

Hollyhocks have had a great year, at least every time I grow them or see them. They have overthrown supposed wisdom. I love their big colored arrows at the end of July. They fill in the gaps, add height, and come with associations in art, poetry, and history that enhance what gardeners can see in them. More and more forms ...

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A French expression you can hear today

Literally translated, a Gaz factory designates a factory or a gas plant. What does this have to do with France’s Covid-19 health passes? “We worked to put it [health pass rule] in place for months, ”said Dr Philippe Juvin, head of an A&E department in Paris, Info France. “In a hospital, there is not just one entrance, but several. And ...

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The toppling of Saddam’s statue: how the US military made a myth | Saddam Hussein

The abiding image of the Iraq war in 2003 was the toppling of a statue of the country’s dictator, Saddam Hussein. It was an image relayed across the world as a symbol of victory for the American-led coalition, and liberation for the Iraqi people. But was that the truth? Putting up a statue is an attempt to create a story ...

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